Missouri United Methodist Historical Society

"Let this be recorded for a generation to come, so that a people yet unborn may praise the Lord." Psalms 102:18

The Missouri Methodist Historical Society was organized in 1984.

The society was formed for the following reasons:

  1. Work with the Annual Conference Commission on Archives and History in the collection and preservation of materials related to the history of Methodist related bodies in Missouri;
  2. Promote research, writing and publication in the field, including a Journal;
  3. Locate and encourage the preservation of appropriate sites of historical interest within the state;
  4. Develop interest in Missouri Methodist History and the skills for pursuing it among local church historians and others;
  5. Publicize, among the relevant parties, observances of historical anniversaries and other events of interest; and
  6. Engage in such other activities as shall be deemed proper.

Membership Brochure

Towards the Setting Sun

Published semi-annually, the journal of the MO United Methodist Historical Society is free with membership in the society. Articles of a historical nature relating to Methodism in the state of Missouri are currently being solicited. Biographical articles about significant--or interesting--figures, either ministerial or lay persons, or historical studies relating to specific churches or charges are welcome.

An engaging aspect of the new journal will be a question/answer column. Readers will be able to submit questions for research and publication. Other regular features include articles from each of the two Methodist archive depositories in the state, editor's notes and announcements of recent finds .

For more information or to submit an article, contact: the editor, John O. Gooch or The Missouri United Methodist Archives at Central Methodist University, Fayette, MO 65248 or by email at MUMA@centralmethodist.edu.